Ayushi G. 

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA
“Starting [ConservACTION] marked the first time I merged my creative and scientific interests, and the more I realize how important the intersection is between the two, the more freedom I feel in my climate education work, creative work, and in regards to thinking about my future and career path.”

Grade: College—sophomore

History with Roots & Shoots: Three years with Roots & Shoots; RSYC member 2021-2023

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Ayushi is now studying in South Carolina, and she is using the storytelling power of art to communicate the importance of accessible climate education and activism. During her time on the council, Ayushi has been working to expand her network of fellow artists and changemakers, moving from a multitude of solo projects to focusing on amplifying just one or two to a broader audience. Her favorite Roots & Shoots project—and the one that she has continued with dedication—has been ConservACTION, since it was the first opportunity she took to merge her creative and scientific interests. Through this project’s website, Ayushi provides educational and creative resources to engage young audiences in caring and learning about climate action! Outside of her rigorous science and dance class schedule, Ayushi enjoys making, playing, and listening to music, with some favorite genres being folk, rock, and jazz music.

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